Mr Matthew Cleary
Matt Cleary was elected to the Board in May 2012. He became President in August 2012. Matt is a registered nurse with clinical experience in emergency, intensive care, and Aboriginal primary health care. Matt joined Médecins Sans Frontières in the field in 2005 in Darfur and later worked as a field coordinator in Niger and Somalia. He has also spent time in the Evaluation Department in Paris working on projects in South Sudan, Kurdistan and Jordan.
Matt is currently Executive Officer of Matthew Talbot Homeless Services in Sydney. He holds a Masters Degree in Health Services Management and has also worked as a management consultant in the health advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms Véronique Avril
Véronique Avril was elected to the Board in May 2009 (re-elected 2012). Véronique is also a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières France board and represents the Australian Board in Paris. She has been involved with Médecins Sans Frontières since 1991, mainly as logistician in Paris in 1991 and then in the field as administrator in Zaire-Rwanda in 1994 and 1995, and Ethiopia in 2008. She was the marketing director of Médecins Sans Frontières Australia in 1996 and of Médecins Sans Frontières USA in 2001. She was also a member of the audit team for Médecins Sans Frontières France in 2008. Véronique is currently living in France and working as Project Chief in the municipality of Paris.
Mr Hichem Demortier
Hichem Demortier was elected to the Board in May 2011 and became Treasurer of Médecins Sans Frontières Australia in May 2012. Hichem has 15 years of experience in the management of profit, not-for-profit and aid projects and organisations in France, Australia and developing countries. He worked in the field with Médecins Sans Frontières from 2004 to 2006 supervising the finance and human resources functions of six emergency missions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Originally from France, Hichem is currently based in the Northern Territory where he works for the Menzies School of Health Research as Business Manager of the Global and Tropical Health Division.
Dr Nicholas Coatsworth
Nick Coatsworth was elected to the Board in May 2008 (re-elected 2011) and was elected Vice-President in May 2009. He was President from 2010 to 2012. Nick joined Médecins Sans Frontières in 2004. He has worked in the field in Congo-Brazzaville, Chad and Sudan in the Darfur region. He has worked as both a doctor and field coordinator, in areas such as primary healthcare and measles vaccination campaigns.
Nick is a respiratory physician and a specialist in infectious diseases. He holds a Masters degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney. Nick has written widely for online and print media and is regularly interviewed about humanitarian issues in Australia. Nick is currently the Deputy Director Disaster Preparedness and Response at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in Darwin, NT.
Mr Dino Asproloupos
Dino Asproloupos was elected to the Board in May 2008 (re-elected in 2011). Dino has worked and volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières in various capacities: in Athens as Project Manager Reintegration in 2002, as a governance consultant with the Médecins Sans Frontières International Office in Geneva in 2002 and as Project Manager/Acting General Director MSF Greece in 2004. Originally from Zambia, Dino completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Canada. He has worked in the Caribbean, Canada, Spain, Greece and Australia with various organisations.
Dino is currently based in Melbourne, where works for Deakin University, Victoria as Senior Program Manager in the Population Health Department.
Ms Jane Coster
Jane Coster was elected to the Board in 2010. Jane originally trained as a nurse and a midwife and joined Médecins Sans Frontières in 1995. She completed a number of field placements in Afghanistan, South Sudan (five placements), Indonesia, China, Sierre Leone and Eritrea, her last field mission being in Zimbabwe in 2002. In the field, Jane has worked as a nurse/midwife, project coordinator and medical coordinator.
Jane holds a postgraduate qualification in International Public Health and in International Relations. In 2003 Jane joined the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, managing several New Zealand aid programs in Asia, Africa and humanitarian response. Jane currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr Stewart Condon
Stewart Condon was elected to the Board in May 2011. Stewart is a medical generalist with a diploma in paediatrics. He has worked as a locum career medical officer in emergency departments around NSW and Queensland, and as district medical officer in Central Australia. Stewart has done various field placements with Médecins Sans Frontières since 2004 in Sudan, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as a medical doctor, field coordinator and medical coordinator.
Stewart is currently Deputy Medical Director-Assistance for International SOS in Sydney.
Ms Susanne Weress
Susanne Weress was elected to the Board in May 2012. Susanne is a clinical pharmacist. She has worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital, as a consultant pharmacist to the NSW Outback Division of General Practice and as an academic detailer and educator with the National Prescribing Service. She joined Médecins Sans Frontières in 2008 working in the field in Kenya and Sri Lanka. In 2008-9 she worked on the Médecins Sans Frontières Refugee Camp in Your City awareness raising project in five Australian cities. She was the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia Association’s NSW Network Coordinator from 2009-12.
Susanne has been a community advocate on a professional conduct committee of the NSW Bar Association. Susanne is based in Sydney and is currently a consultant pharmacist/educator to the Western NSW Medicare Local.
Dr Claire Rieux
Claire Rieux joined the Board as the nominee of the Board of Médecins Sans Frontières France in May 2012.